Brooklyn sculptor Michael Murphy develops mind bending perspectives with his signature brand of anamorphic sculptures. Through clever positioning of various objects, Murphy creates a transcendent illusion which is only visible from certain vantage points. A series of suspended spheres look like a random swarm until you stand center frame and they coalesce into the image of a human eye staring back at you. It is a decidedly confrontational and interactive style of sculpture.
Michael uses his spatial experiments to create portraits or symbols, often exploring complex topics and representing them from multiple vantage points. His nuanced approach to these compositions reflect a process of deep thought, with each component of the design playing a critical, though not initially evident role. Walking into the frame there is a satisfying sense of convergence as the intended meaning of the artist falls into alignment.
Michael recently participated in a collaborative effort for a super-hero themed exhibit for Marvel starting Friday, January 27th. The immersive event is in celebration of FX's new mutant-centric series Legion premiering in February. Admission is free at this pop-up event in Brooklyn's Villain - Details here.All images/videos courtesy of Michael Murphy. You can see more on his website, or follow his work on Facebook and Instagram